Dev-C++ Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Dev-C++ is a full-featured C and C++ Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Windows platforms. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Dev-C++ from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Dev-C++ Silently

Dev-C++ Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the EXE to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: “Dev-Cpp 5.11 TDM-GCC 4.9.2 Setup.exe” /S
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Dev-C++ Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Dev-C++
Vendor:Bloodshed Software
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:"Dev-Cpp 5.11 TDM-GCC 4.9.2 Setup.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Dev-Cpp\uninstall.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Dev-Cpp\uninstall.exe" /S
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The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.

Additional Configurations

Change Installation Directory

You can change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing Dev-C++ to “C:\Dev-Cpp”

"Dev-Cpp 5.11 TDM-GCC 4.9.2 Setup.exe" /S /D=C:\Dev-Cpp

How to Uninstall Dev-C++ Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

Dev-C++ Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Dev-Cpp\uninstall.exe" /S

Dev-C++ Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Dev-Cpp\uninstall.exe" /S

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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